The City of Northfield Fire Department is a combination fire department that provides fire protection to the citizens of Northfield. The Fire Department consists of the Northfield City Volunteer Fire Company # 1 chartered in 1924, and Career Personnel. The Fire Department is predominantly Volunteer Personnel that are supplemented by seven (7) full time Firefighter/EMT-B’s. The Career Department Personnel are members of the International Association of Firefighters # 2364. Together the Fire Department is 37 members strong.
Along with Firefighting the Department also provides Emergency Medical First responder assistance to the current EMS providers for the City of Northfield (ATLANTICARE).
The Northfield Fire Department responds to areas of Egg Harbor Twp., Linwood, Somers Point and Pleasantville as a Rapid Intervention Team/Crew to provide rescue for firefighter’s in distress. This is not exclusive to Northfield Fire Department as many Firefighter’s have similar training. Members of Northfield Fire Department are proud and highly trained and motivated personnel in this area of Firefighter assistance.
The Northfield City Volunteer Fire Company has a State of New Jersey, Division of Fire Safety Certified, Firefighter Training Facility at the Fire Station located on Burton Avenue. This facility provides live fire, ventilation, Natural Gas Simulation and LPG Gas simulation fires. Also there is a car fire mock up and room for extrication training. This facility has been used by numerous Atlantic County and Cape May County Fire Departments. Also Law Enforcement from County and Local Law Enforcement Agencies have utilized this facility. Currently the South Jersey Gas Company uses this facility for their yearly safety training program.
The Northfield City Volunteer Fire Company # 1 is seeking individuals who are committed to serving their community. Training and Equipment are provided to those who can meet the requirements. The Northfield City Volunteer Fire Company # 1 participates in the LOSAP (Length of Service Awards Program).
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